Eloisa Marchesoni is a self-made Crypto-entrepreneur and modern digital nomad, and has become a leader in fintech and blockchain. 

She has also spread her attention to the growing sectors of DeFi, GameFi, NFTs and especially on projects aimed at aiding the mass adoption of blockchain technology and its applications.

We spoke to Marchesoni about the current state of blockchain and how the technology has continued to evolve at a rapid speed. 

Payment Expert: In terms of the growth of blockchain, how pivotal have the last few years been for changing the climate and embracing of the tech? 

Eloisa Marchesoni: Proof of stake is coming, at least for Ethereum, and the impact of the blockchain technology is exponentially rising thanks to the new applications that have been recently developed.

Smart contracts, on top of saving a lot of paper, will allow anyone to profit from a product or personal creation in a simple way, and the blockchain will be pivotal in the transition from the current obsolete financial system to a regenerative decentralized finance.

PE: What role do you feel blockchain can have in growing the metaverse to a mainstream audience? 

EM: I will always be bound to the first iteration of the metaverse and the endless nights spent playing Second Life as a kid.

At least in the first phase, we will see a hybrid metaverse with “meta-shops and venues” where to buy and test various kinds of “meta-tools”, like NFTs, designed to deliver a compelling experience, possibly in VR and later on in AR.

The metaverse is growing as an ensemble of interconnected planets where blockchain will be the underlying foundation, for example it is crucial to guarantee the ownership of a NFT, passing from a metaverse to another. 

PE: As regulatory frameworks for crypto have evolved, which countries do you believe have got it right in terms of embracing digital currency? 

EM: El Salvador and the Central African Republic for sure! Although it is rather a utopian thought to believe that all nations will follow. 

Those nations that don’t want to make crypto legal tender nor totally ban it, like China, have to quickly find a way to regulate it, and it is a pity to see EU go about it in a rather incoherent way: they have been able to impose the Euro, but for now they aren’t able to do any better than Latin America with their confusing crypto exchange regulations. 

I think that at least a consistent register of crypto users would be a good start to fight money laundering, improve the fiscal equity and empower traders.

PE: What are your predictions for the evolution of crypto and what needs to happen for it to continue growth?

EM: I’m sure there will be further growth of the crypto ecosystem, because this technology has proven successful for countless scopes and is gaining traction in government circles and not only among the masses. This is a crypto revolution.

I don’t forecast a bull run in the near future, but it is time to take a deep breath and just be patient while shifting from a merely speculative mindset to a collaborative one, working on the user-friendliness of crypto applications and expanding real-life use cases.

PE: Lastly, how excited are you to be speaking at the upcoming SBC and PaymentExpert event?

EM: I am extremely excited to share ideas and thoughts with others, leading to opportunities to collaborate, meet like-minded people and explore new directions.

Taking place at Twickenham in London, Betting on Sports Europe is the dedicated conference for senior executives from European sports betting operators and the world of payments. 

This event unites some of the major players across the continent, providing a platform for high-level discussions to shape the future of the industry, to find out more about the event, click here.